Meeting with the President on Faith

Posted on March 9, 2010 In Blog

Today, the OU’s Nathan Diament joined with the full complement of members of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to present its recommendations for Administration policies and initiatives to senior officials, including the President.

Over the course of the day, the Council presented its recommendations in key policy areas to senior officials who deal with each of those areas, including:
Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, USAID Director Raj Shah, White House Domestics Policy Director Melody Barnes, National Security Council Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, and EPA Director Lisa Jackson.

The group concluded the day in a meeting with President Obama who appreciated the Council members’ service and hard work in forging common ground across religious, political and philosophical lines. The President also indicated his strong intention to follow through on and implement many of the Council’s recommendations.

The Council’s full recommendations are currently posted online – Melissa Rogers, who served as the chairperson, rounds up the efforts.